Class, Room

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Images via Hebrew4Christians, Google search for letter He & Cram.com

 

We all learn that

at least among humans

the concept of control is not exclusive

to the apprentice or the teacher

Both must sacrifice

for the other’s gift

Knowledge, wisdom and receptive vessel

understand

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Sent of a Woman

Made, better yet,

harmonized scents

long as i can remember


It’d be foolish not to know

plants and spices are

not my creation

as i, too, am created

of The Most High


A mom often teaches US girls

about cooking, makeup and perfume

the likes of which

now have a different order & priority

in some senses

sent far behind me


My last blend was a few years ago

following a moment’s break

from bedside [sic] a wounded mate

inspired rose, almond, amber


The one other ingredient

only The Lord knows

since my makeshift

handwritten label wore off


Having completed a recent assignment

otherwise

the bottle of that former favorite

succumb to God’s Hand too


Breaking point

Much of its content spilled

into a bag he’d given me

calling for clean-up before the aisle

and a new signature aroma


Just then

the oil of God flowed most essentially

with covenant peace of His branch

equipping inner lamps for His direction

fortifying the skin to better deflect the enemy


offering pure fragrance

drawing us nearer to His heart

beyond container or commerce

despite incensed Babylon


Others report opposing

odd or acquired taste

by Grace

Its top, middle & base notes Being


trust that faith grows

Hope floats

yet Love abides…

or nothing will.


Regardless

it’s all-ways The High Priest

Who best brings

all things together.

A Fine Hand

featured pictures via Google search
for “fine handwriting”

 

In times of delay or unfamiliarity

frustration often emerges

It is unjust to call The Lord cranky, however,

when we seem to require so much handling

to get in gear.

 

Ever climbing, getting nowhere

unless positioned by Him

However large or fine the print

God’s hand is gentle yet mighty at Will

crafting the jolt of electricity

an atmosphere of different shocks

an’ earth to absorb it all.

 

Who hath ears to hear already has

The eyes to see pose

a greater challenge

as we pieces of work

often occlude our own blessings

straining

to brace ourselves

in stockings

opaque as the style

of “that day”.

 

Please God

Grace every child

Lean not only on self-understanding

but read & heed Holy truth

in what time is due.

 

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An Inkling, An Unction

Unsure you feel it

until you welcome entry

and then it fills you


Precious Blood and oil

God’s peculiarelixir

One drop can change all.

Alone Together

By definition

in part

“at least one member of the pair

benefits from the relationship;

the other member, maybe”

 

Ours has begun

albeit not commensal

The Blood came

to freely bless

absent of parasitism

The honor of God

mutual

as able

 

neither goose

anymore susceptible

to improper ganders

nor in need of keeping up

appearances

 

Instead

i am just Living

with Life

not average

or upset

but within

healthy means

as God sees

fit

 

like

symbiosis




Relation Ship

Journeys

of cross courses

on Water

at times rocky

Petrified

Must we go over this

Yes

70x


Where we are

bears the label

of Spring

Movement, preferably progress, Is

expected


An effort to counter and conquer

unfound/ed (men’s) concerns

of God’s gift as some have said

i attended a women’s history month event

last

weekend


To my surprise

the roster

of reportedly all-female artists

featured a transgender individual

perhaps justifiably mad

albeit self-professed as being

better and prettier than

their mother


One in disagreement

with how they were born

had taken to the stage

forcing the other to bear labels

cast off

O… .


Our Father Which art

shifted the focus from pronouns

to proverbs

like Love

enough to listen through

all the unpacked thoughts

revealing

shared controversy of the room


As a quiet aside

a promoter gave one of the artists

gentlemanly advice

to contact an officer for advocacy

i heard she’d called upon two

one of whom reciprocated

having no record of her previous issue

encouraging that she refresh the case

by choice

She chose to change what she could

speaking and living Life instead


Then this Love

fit the battle

and so many crimes, walls:

~ of legalism

~ of Christian mothers and fathers who left

young br/others for drugs, including religion

~ of them whose li(v)es could bypass

secret parking lots & whatnot

to hold true peace

by faith


That night i dreamed

of a church

pews full of congregants clad

in shackles

orange jail garments

blackened prostitution

unwilling to stay intoxicated

as they had been


The address was overcome

by the overflow of clear tears

and raised hands

in true praise and worship

of The Most High God in Christ

They sang of redemptive release

All things work together

for Your very good


i woke up

refreshed

for the journey

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A Vessel Named You

Vertical turnstile bruised my heel

Not so much that i missed the intended departure

in a subway car named 3756

or something like that

for whatever it’s worth

 

On board

a man opened his briefcase

revealing unlikely sheets

of music he read silently

“It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday”

Yesteryear i might’ve agreed more

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